Susquehanna Region

Harrisburg University - Agile Project and Portfolio Summit - Event - May 2016 (3)

     

 

Event Sponsors

  

About Agile Project and Portfolio Summit 2016  

  

Full details available at -http://agilesummit.harrisburgu.edu/

  

Registration available at - https://professionaled.harrisburgu.edu/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&reset=1&id=201

  

Full Summit Schedule available at -http://agilesummit.harrisburgu.edu/schedule/

  

Full List of Speakers available at -http://agilesummit.harrisburgu.edu/speakers/

  

Summit  Rates

  

Agile Project & Portfolio Conference - Monday, May 9th

Registration Fee - $129.00

PMI Keystone Chapter Members -  $99.00

Government Employees- $49.00

Non-Profit Organizations -  $99.00

HU Corporate Faculty - $69.00

HU Student - $49.00

 

HU and vendor provided training will take place on May 10-11.  Training sessions will include:

 

(Optional) Training Fees - Tuesday, May 10 - Wednesday, May 11

1-Day (5/9)  Agile Summit -  See rates above

1-Day (5/10)  Agile Scrum 101 -  $259.00

2-Day (5/10-5/11)  Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training -  $1,395.00

2-Day (5/10-5/11)  Certified Scaled Agilist (SA) Training -  $1,395.00

 

Detailed Schedule and List of Speakers

 

Day 1: May 9 - Three summit tracks will be held in addition to two keynotes and a panel discussion addressing

  • Agile Teams and Projects

  • Agile Transformations

  • Portfolio and Enterprise agile

1-Day (5/9)  Agile Summit -  See rates above

 

Optional Training Available

 

Day 2: May 10 - Harrisburg University will hold an Introduction to Agile Scrum session

 

1-Day (5/10)  Agile Scrum 101 -  $259.00

 

  • Agile Scrum 101 – Introduction to Agile Scrum (1 Day)

 

This one day course provided by Harrisburg University introduces Agile Methods and the Scrum Framework.

This fun and interactive course (which is a part of our graduate program course for those obtaining their M.S. in Project Management) will cover the following topics:

  • Agile Scrum Overview

  • ScrumBall Scrum Simulation

  • Scrum Framework

  • User Stories

  • Estimating and Planning

  • Planning Poker

  • Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog

  • Sprint Planning and Sprint Execution

  • Sprint Review

  • Sprint Retrospective

 

Day 2 & 3: May 10 & 11 - Vendor training available for

 

  • Certification preparation for Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance (2 Days)

 

2-Day (5/10-5/11)  Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training -  $1,395.00

This two-day Certified ScrumMaster certification course taught by Lithespeed provides the jumping off point for you to become a servant leader or effective participant in a Scrum team, allowing you to execute with excellence.  On completion of the course and passing a post-course online evaluation, you are registered as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), the most popular Agile certification, with a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance (www.Scrumalliance.org).  LOGO LIthespeed


Lithespeed will teach you the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, comparing Agile to waterfall and to ad-hoc approaches.  You will learn how to apply proven, practical practices for front-loading essential planning in discovery, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and continually improving via feedback loops, both in a single Scrum Team, and across an organization.  You will learn how to effectively facilitate and participant in Scrum ceremonies.  You will also learn how to build a roadmap for adopting Scrum.

 

  • Leading SAFe Training for Certified Scaled Agilist (2 Days)

 

2-Day (5/10-5/11)  Certified Scaled Agilist (SA) Training -  $1,395.00

SAFe is quickly becoming a popular framework to apply Lean, Agile, and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality. Larger organizations use the framework to implement Agile at scale, aligning teams with value streams and establishing a program-level cadence for releases. The Agile Release Train (ART) helps synchronize teams to ensure that the organization is consistently releasing valuable product to market.LOGO LIthespeed


This two-day course will prepare leaders to leverage the Scaled Agile Framework in an enterprise Agile transformation. SAFe synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery from Portfolio to Program to Team levels. Participants will develop an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Lean, Agile, the Agile Release Train (ART), portfolio management, Agile architecture, and scaling Agile processes and practices across the enterprise. Leading SAFe is a prerequisite for SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification.

     

Directions

     

Registration available at - https://professionaled.harrisburgu.edu/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&reset=1&id=201

 

 

 

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Susquehanna Branch - February 2016 Event - Implementation Management: A Strong Finish

 

Susquehanna (Harrisburg) Event

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

6:00 PM to 6:30 – Meet and Greet

6:30 to 7:30 – Education Session

Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly events series.  This month we are featuring an informative and entertaining session presented by Gary Nye, who will be focusing on the Implementation Management: A Strong Finish of project management.

 As with most Susquehanna events, this is a no-cost session and is open to the public.  If you know someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

 Title:  Implementation Management: A Strong Finish

Description:  

The work is done; everything has been tested; now it’s time to go live.  Here are the tools and techniques to make it go smoothly, on time, sustainable for the long haul, and without the angst.

Our Presenter:Gary Nye, PMP, Sr Project Manager, Ahold USA

Gary is a Sr. Program Manager and has been with Ahold USA for 7 years.  He has managed multiple, very large implementations for them, including, Kronos WFM, Google Apps, McKesson ERx, Giant/Shop & Stop Re-org Cutover, and currently EMV.  Gary has also held Applications Development Manager positions at D&H Distributing and Exel Logistics.

Date:   Wednesday, February 10

Time:  Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm

Location: Ahold USA, Carlisle (Website)

Ahold USA is organized into four regional divisions – Giant Carlisle, Giant Landover, Stop & Shop New England, and Stop & Shop New York Metro – along with Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocery shopping and delivery service, which together operate around 770 supermarkets and 210 pick-up points in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

DIRECTIONS:          Ahold USA, 1149 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013

From Harrisburg (Alternate Directions can be found here)

Get on I-83 S from N Front St

Use the left lane to take the ramp to York/Airport/Hershey

Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-83 S/York

Merge onto I-83 S

Keep right at the fork to stay on I-83 S,

Follow signs for Interstate 83 S/Interstate 76 (Toll road)/Penna Turnpike/York/Baltimore

Take the exit onto I-76 W (Toll road)toward Pittsburgh

Take I-76 W (Toll road)to US-11 S in Middlesex Township.

Take exit 226 to get off of I-76 W (Toll road)

Merge (right) onto US-11 SOUTH toward Carlisle

Destination will be on the left (across the road from Rutter’s)

Turn left at the first stop light on US-11 SOUTH

Drive passed the building to the parking lot

The main entry door is underneath the awning

PROTOCOL: Dress code is business or business casual. Check-in at the reception desk to be escorted to the meeting room.

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).

COST: There is no charge for this meeting. This event is open to the public.

REGISTRATION: All attendees may preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).

Attendees must enter the 1 PDU for the monthly meetings into the CCRS system. PDUs for monthly meetings do not get updated automatically for attendees.

 Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -or- contact Bob Roadcap at (717) 318-6592

URL: http://www.pmi-keystone.org

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Susquehanna Branch - April 2016 Event - Connecting the Dots

 

Susquehanna (Harrisburg) Dinner

and Networking Event

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

6:00 PM to 6:30 – Dinner

6:30 to 7:30 – Education Session

Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly dinner, lecture and networking events series.  This month we are featuring an informative and entertaining session presented by Jennifer Oswald, who will be focusing on Connecting/ Collecting the Dots of project management.

As with most Susquehanna events, there is no cost to attend this event, it is open to non-PMI members and PMI members alike, and dinner is included at no charge courtesy of our sponsor. Attendees will also receive 1 PDU code.

If you know someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

 Title:  In Order to Connect the Dots You Must Collect the Dots

Description:  

Meaningful data analysis relies on two key components—collecting and connecting the dots.  Collecting the right information with accuracy is necessary to provide a valid picture to stakeholders.  Connecting the dots is equally important as analysis is most meaningful when tied back to the overarching business mission, vision, goals and objectives.

Our Presenter: Jennifer Oswald, VP - General Manager, Momentum, Inc.

Jennifer Oswald is a Certified Business Analysis Professional with over 20 years of experience successfully delivering IT projects on time and within budget to satisfied customers.  Ms. Oswald serves as Vice President and General Manager of Momentum, Inc., a women owned small business in Camp Hill PA.

Date:   Wednesday, April 13

Time:  Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm

Location: Computer Aid, Harrisburg

 

CAI is a global IT services firm that is currently managing active engagements with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies around the world. Our ability to provide on-time and on-budget results has been critical to our success for over 29 years, and our unique methodologies and tools enable us to provide our clients with real techniques for increasing productivity, profitability, and competitiveness.

Specific CAI offerings include balanced outsourcing solutions, APPLICATION SUPPORT, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT , APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE CAPTURE, and MANAGED STAFFING SERVICES. Each of CAI's offerings enables customers to concentrate on their core competencies while preserving customer control over the IT function.

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, with offices and staff throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, CAI offers a variety of delivery options including on-site, off-site, and blended solutions. Our Solution Delivery Centers are successfully leveraged to enable our global staff of 3,000 technical and managerial professionals to quickly and effectively respond to client requirements.

DIRECTIONS:          470 Friendship Road; Harrisburg PA

From Route I-83 exit take exit 45 to Paxton Street

At the stop light, turn LEFT onto Paxton Street

Drive passed the Harrisburg Mall

Sheetz will be on the RIGHT at a stop light

At the stop light, turn RIGHT onto Friendship Rd

Turn LEFT onto Port View Drive (If you get to the light, you have gone to far)

Destination will be on the LEFT: 470 Friendship Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Park in any non-reserved space.  Enter at front of building.  Front of building faces Friendship Rd.

PROTOCOL: Dress code is business or business casual. The building is secured after 5 p.m. Please call (717) 318-6592 to gain access into secured building.

COST: There is no charge for this meeting. This event is open to the public.

REGISTRATION: All attendees may preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).

Attendees must enter the 1 PDU for the monthly meetings into the CCRS system. PDUs for monthly meetings do not get updated automatically for attendees.

 Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -or- contact Bob Roadcap at (717) 318-6592

URL: http://www.pmi-keystone.org

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Susquehanna Branch - March 2016 Event - Tips to improving your credibility as a PM

 

Susquehanna (Harrisburg) Event

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

6:00 PM to 6:30 – Meet and Greet

6:30 to 7:30 – Education Session

Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly events series.  This month we are featuring an informative and entertaining session presented by Ray Kanth, who will be focusing on Tips to improving your credibility as a PM.

 As with most Susquehanna events, this is a no-cost session and is open to the public.  If you know someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

 Title:  Tips to improving your credibility as a PM

Description:  

As a project manager – whether you have PMI certifications or not – are you taking steps to maintain and improve your credibility?  You can take some steps at Ray’s presentation and contribute to the discussion by validating his tips or sharing better ways – regardless of your role, experience, or industry.

Our Presenter: Ray Kanth, PMP, PMI-ACP

Ray has 20 years of PM experience in large corporations including AMP, IBM, Sun, GE, Bertelsmann, and Highmark.  Currently he leads a PMO at KPMG Advisory Services.  Ray is a Virginia Tech graduate and an active member of Toastmasters clubs for public speaking and leadership development.

Date:   Wednesday, March 9

Time:  Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm

Location: Computer Aid, Harrisburg

 

CAI is a global IT services firm that is currently managing active engagements with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies around the world. Our ability to provide on-time and on-budget results has been critical to our success for over 29 years, and our unique methodologies and tools enable us to provide our clients with real techniques for increasing productivity, profitability, and competitiveness.

Specific CAI offerings include balanced outsourcing solutions, APPLICATION SUPPORT, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT , APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE CAPTURE, and MANAGED STAFFING SERVICES. Each of CAI's offerings enables customers to concentrate on their core competencies while preserving customer control over the IT function.

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, with offices and staff throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, CAI offers a variety of delivery options including on-site, off-site, and blended solutions. Our Solution Delivery Centers are successfully leveraged to enable our global staff of 3,000 technical and managerial professionals to quickly and effectively respond to client requirements.

DIRECTIONS:          470 Friendship Road; Harrisburg PA

From Route I-83 exit take exit 45 to Paxton Street

At the stop light, turn LEFT onto Paxton Street

Drive passed the Harrisburg Mall

Sheetz will be on the RIGHT at a stop light

At the stop light, turn RIGHT onto Friendship Rd

Turn LEFT onto Port View Drive (If you get to the light, you have gone to far)

Destination will be on the LEFT: 470 Friendship Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Park in any non-reserved space.  Enter at front of building.  Front of building faces Friendship Rd.

PROTOCOL: Dress code is business or business casual. The building is secured after 5 p.m. Please call (717) 318-6592 to gain access into secured building.

COST: There is no charge for this meeting. This event is open to the public.

REGISTRATION: All attendees may preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).

Attendees must enter the 1 PDU for the monthly meetings into the CCRS system. PDUs for monthly meetings do not get updated automatically for attendees.

 Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -or- contact Bob Roadcap at (717) 318-6592

URL: http://www.pmi-keystone.org

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Susquehanna Branch - May 2016 Event - Project Estimating

 

Susquehanna (Harrisburg) Dinner

and Networking Event

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

6:00 PM to 6:30 – Meet and Greet

6:30 to 7:30 – Education Session

     

Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly dinner, lecture and networking events series.  This month we are featuring an informative and entertaining TECHNICAL session presented by Vishnusekhar Rajasekhar, who will be focusing on A Simple Way to Calculate Your Project Estimate.

As with most Susquehanna events, there is no cost to attend this event, it is open to non-PMI members and PMI members alike, and dinner is included at no charge courtesy of our sponsor. Registration is required to assist planning dinner with catering service. Attendees will also receive 1 PDU code.

If you know someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

 

 Title:  A Simple Way to Calculate Your Project Estimate

Description:  

Introducing a strategy to estimate your project using a simple excel template. With minimum inputs the template will calculate  estimated hours, number of business days and estimated finish dates for three different scenarios. In addition, this template will provide you the expected duration based on standard techniques. This will alleviate your estimation effort, improve accuracy and justify your numbers.

Our Presenter: Vishnusekhar Rajasekhar

Vishnusekhar is a Project & Portfolio Manager with Pennsylvania Interactive, LLC, (subsidiary of NIC, Inc.). He is a top-performing project manager with more than 11 years of IT experience combining expert SDLC management skills, lead development background and an extensive UI, database management and administration background.

Date:   Wednesday, May 11

Time:  Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm

Location: Computer Aid, Harrisburg

 

CAI is a global IT services firm that is currently managing active engagements with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies around the world. Our ability to provide on-time and on-budget results has been critical to our success for over 29 years, and our unique methodologies and tools enable us to provide our clients with real techniques for increasing productivity, profitability, and competitiveness.

Specific CAI offerings include balanced outsourcing solutions, APPLICATION SUPPORT, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT , APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE CAPTURE, and MANAGED STAFFING SERVICES. Each of CAI's offerings enables customers to concentrate on their core competencies while preserving customer control over the IT function.

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, with offices and staff throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, CAI offers a variety of delivery options including on-site, off-site, and blended solutions. Our Solution Delivery Centers are successfully leveraged to enable our global staff of 3,000 technical and managerial professionals to quickly and effectively respond to client requirements.

DIRECTIONS:          470 Friendship Road; Harrisburg PA

From Route I-83 exit take exit 45 to Paxton Street

At the stop light, turn LEFT onto Paxton Street

Drive passed the Harrisburg Mall

Sheetz will be on the RIGHT at a stop light

At the stop light, turn RIGHT onto Friendship Rd

Turn LEFT onto Port View Drive (If you get to the light, you have gone to far)

Destination will be on the LEFT: 470 Friendship Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Park in any non-reserved space.  Enter at front of building.  Front of building faces Friendship Rd.

PROTOCOL: Dress code is business or business casual. The building is secured after 5 p.m. Please call (717) 318-6592 to gain access into secured building.

COST: There is no charge for this meeting. This event is open to the public.

REGISTRATION: All attendees may preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org Registration is required to assist planning dinner with catering service.

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).

Attendees must enter the 1 PDU for the monthly meetings into the CCRS system. PDUs for monthly meetings do not get updated automatically for attendees.

 Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -or- contact Bob Roadcap at (717) 318-6592

URL: http://www.pmi-keystone.org

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